Caribbean Feature Stories

Port Royal Golf Club - 16th hole

East Coast island hop: Nearby Bermuda is home to diverse golf courses and pleasures

Bermuda -- long lauded for its pink sand beaches and beatific, crystalline blue waters -- boasts the world's most courses per square mile. Don't be fooled by the island's diminutive size, it has a wealth of golf culture.
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Roco Ki Golf Club - Faldo Legacy Course - hole 17

Must-play golf courses in the eastern Dominican Republic: The Caribbean's bountiful coast

You like summer in the winter? Then the Dominican Republic is for you, complete with views of turquoise water, blinding white sand and rocky bluffs. Say no to the snow and ice and head for the beauty of Punta Cana and Macao. The eastern Dominican coast features established courses and an emerging scene that ranks it among the world's most desirable golfing destinations, David R. Holland writes.
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Half Moon Resort - Montego Bay

Half Moon resort in Jamaica is the golf resort of the year, tour operators say

The luxury Half Moon resort in Montego Bay has received one of its top honors in more than a half century since its founding, capturing the Golf Resort of the Year in the Rest of the World category at the annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards. The IAGTO Awards are considered among the resort world's most prestigious.
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  • Roco Ki Golf Club - Faldo Legacy Course - hole 17 Must-play golf courses in the eastern Dominican Republic: The Caribbean's bountiful coast

    You like summer in the winter? Then the Dominican Republic is for you, complete with views of turquoise water, blinding white sand and rocky bluffs. Say no to the snow and ice and head for the beauty of Punta Cana and Macao. The eastern Dominican coast features established courses and an emerging scene that ranks it among the world's most desirable golfing destinations, David R. Holland writes.
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  • Half Moon Resort - Montego Bay Half Moon resort in Jamaica is the golf resort of the year, tour operators say

    The luxury Half Moon resort in Montego Bay has received one of its top honors in more than a half century since its founding, capturing the Golf Resort of the Year in the Rest of the World category at the annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards. The IAGTO Awards are considered among the resort world's most prestigious.
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  • St. Kitts - Botanical Garden Can St. Kitts transition from King Sugar to a tourism economy?

    St. Kitts, once the center of the British sugar trade in the West Indies, harvested its final cane crop last year. The island will now rely mostly on tourism to feed its people. Plans are afoot for new resorts, golf courses, racetracks and casinos.
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  • The Greg Norman Course - Praslin Bay Lucia banking heavily on new Greg Norman golf course

    St. Lucia is a small island with big aspirations. A massive new development known as "Le Paradis," which includes a Greg Norman-designed golf course, shows these aspirations. They even have a signature hole at the to-be-built course -- the par-3 No. 14 hole, that will play alongside cliffs jutting out over the Atlantic Ocean. The hole and course look to be top-notch, but will it help St. Lucia get the boost in tourism they're after?
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  • Four Seasons Resort - Nevis Peak Nevis remains a classic, rural Caribbean island

    You cannot help but appreciate the irony when a big resort lures you to its "undiscovered" Caribbean paradise.
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  • Stephen Ames Native son's success on tour a boost for golf in the Caribbean

    In Trinidad and Tobago, they love their music, sports and partying, not necessarily in that order. Golf, it so happens, is pretty far down in the pecking order. Now, though, it is one of the rising sports in this twin island nation. The reason? Stephen Ames. The native son's recent tie for sixth at the MCI Heritage and win at the 2004 Western Open each gave T&T a major shot in a minor sport.
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  • The White Witch Golf Course Strong alliance forms on Caribbean island

    If you have ever watched an episode of "Survivor," you know the key to success on the island of choice is forming an alliance with fellow competitors. The same theory is currently being put into effect in Montego Bay, Jamaica's second largest city. Three courses there have banded together, helping to make this Caribbean island, better known for its sun drenched beaches, powerful rum punches, and reggae music, an increasingly popular golf destination.
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  • WHAT ELSE TO DO?

    Having completed books on golf and on medical schools in the Caribbean, I began to get multiple questions centered around, "What else is there to do if one of us doesn't play golf?" I have no idea why this would be! In any case, some islands satisfy these needs more than others. The following describes some of the islands which have the necessary added facilities.
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